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Phonon for ever

Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 9:02 UTC (Tue) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018)
In reply to: The cake, it was a lie by obi
Parent article: GStreamer 1.0 released

> So you're saying that porting once every 7 (!!) years, is more painful than writing and maintaining the abstraction layer?

Remember that without Phonon, you would need to port _all_ applications (including those that might have become unsupported), and that some people may also prefer using another back-end such as VLC or Xine. Not to mention other OS's.

Phonon was and remains the way to go IMNSHO.

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Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 16:23 UTC (Tue) by tuna (guest, #44480) [Link]

Or you could just use gst.010.

I can accept that Phonon can be useful if you want to support different OSs, but in most cases it is nothing but a very leaky inderection layer.

Phonon for ever

Posted Sep 25, 2012 17:06 UTC (Tue) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950) [Link]

Those applications also had to be ported to Phonon and Phonon had to be developed. Some of the GStreamer 0.10 -> 1.0 porting was just updating something in (meaning: no source code change!).

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